“After the interval came Brahms’s German Requiem. It’s fashionable to argue that the piece works best done swiftly and on a small-scale. This, however, was big, slow and overwhelming. The choral singing was wonderfully intense, and soloists Elizabeth Watts and Stéphane Degout were both outstanding. The long silence at its close, which no one dared fracture with applause, was testament to its impact.”
– Tim Ashley, The Guardian
This is now released as a live recording.